INTO THE MOUNTAINS – 8 DAYS

Two-wheeler journey that takes you as high as Muktinath Temple, the elevated common shrine in the clouds – “Into the Mountains”
“Into the Mountains” is a short and thrilling motorbike journey that highlights rough ride along the rugged mountains roads taking you to the highland where the Himalayas greet you sprawling right before your eyes. As the journey begins, from the heady and exhilarating ride down the winding Bara Bise to the picturesque views of snow capped mountains and Himalayan Rivers, the ride from Kathmandu to Pokhara is indeed memorable. Pokhara serves as the starting point for most of the treks in the Annapurna region, including the very popular Annapurna Circuit.
Leaving Pokhara, we head up to the Kali Gandaki Valley to the pilgrimage site of Muktinath (3710m). Muktinath Temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu, a Hindu god. Hindus believe that taking a pilgrimage to Muktinath helps one attain ‘moksh’ or salvation. Traversing through rough terrain, we head to ‘apple country’ Jomsom (2770 m.). Home to Thakkalis (an ethnic community known for their hospitality), Jomsom is the capital of Mustang district. In Jomsom and around you can taste Nepal’s best apple pies while taking in the breathtaking panorama of Dhaulagiri, Neelgiri and Annapurna ranges. With an overnight halt at Pokhara, we make the final leg of the journey and return to Kathmandu.

A DETAILED ITINERARY THAT GEARS YOU UP FOR THE TOUR:

DAY 01: Ride from Kathmandu to Pokhara 200 km Approx 7-8 hrs ride
DAY 02: Ride from Pokhara to Kalapani 126 km Approx 5 hrs ride
DAY 03: Ride from Kalopani to Kagbeni 27 km 1.5 hrs ride
DAY 04: Ride from Kagbeni to Muktinath 30km Approx 1.5 hrs ride
DAY 05: Ride from Muktinath to Tatopani 43 km Approx 2 hrs ride
DAY 06: Ride from Tatopani to Pokhara
DAY 07: Explore Pokhara
DAY 08: Ride from Pokhara to Kathmandu 200km Approx 6 hrs ride

DAY 01: Ride from Kathmandu to Pokhara 200 km Approx 7-8 hrs ride
The first day of our “Into the Mountains” two-wheeler trip begins with a short ride that involves busy traffic on the process to exit out of Kathmandu Valley. Once, the ride leaves behind the valley, riders get to experience the different side of Nepal, which is amazing. Beginning to slide down on the extremely twisted Prithivi Highway from Naudanda we arrive to Naubise. From Naubise, the ride hits relatively easy road until Galchi. Beyond Galchi, it chases the road just above rushing Trishuli River (famous white water rafting destination in Nepal). Cross past the cable car station at Kurintar to arrive the most popular highway junction, Mugling. We drive west and ride over the bridge at the confluence of Trishuli and Marsyangdi Rivers. Then a gentle ride takes us to Dumre. From Dumre, it is a short ride along the less busy road. As we approach closer to Pokhara, the Himalayan peaks dominated by Annapurna and unique Fishtail come into the loop of our eyes. On arriving Pokhara, we straight away ride to our hotel in Lakeside. Enjoy your lunch and stroll around the tourist zone in Pokhara.

DAY 02: Ride from Pokhara to Kalapani 126 km Approx 5 hrs ride
The second day of the ride is adventurous enough as we hit the narrow mountainous Highway from Pokhara towards the small town Beni, tucked at the confluence of Kali and Myagdi Rivers. The ride is full of natural wonders. Raging Mardi River that flows right below the road always warns riders to be extra careful. The lush vegetation and cascading waterfalls throughout pleases your eyes. Beyond Beni, the ride goes along the challenging rugged mountainous terrain. It also caters the magnificence of Himalayas dominated by Dhaulagiri, Annapurna and Fishtail from the section of the ride that begins at famous stopover point Tatopani. After a short break, the ride resumes along the rugged highland trail and cross passes Lete to reach Kalapani- the place to overnight for the day.

DAY 03: Ride from Kalopani to Kagbeni 27 km 1.5 hrs ride
After an exhausting riding day the day before, a short riding day around the Himalayan villages shall be justified well. This day can be utilized wisely so that you can sight the best of cultural and natural highlights of the region. Then our journey towards Jomsom begins. It is a short ride catering the magnificence of Himalayan panorama blended so well with the culture of the region. At Jomsom, we just explore around. Then we set off for a short 28 km two-way ride from Jomsom to Kagbeni. The ride most of the times chases the flat and wide but mishmash mountain trail all the way to beautiful Tibetan hamlet Kagbeni. Kagbeni is the gateway to famous forbidden kingdom of Mustang as well as the vantage point to savor the Himalayan magnificence and enjoy cultural contrast.

DAY 04: Ride from kagbeni to Muktinath 30km Approx 1.5 hrs ride
An hour long ride along the mishmash mountain road brings us to the revered shrine Muktinath. Nestling right below the towering Himalayan giants, the temple is equally holy for multi-religions. Buddhists, Hindus, Jains and Bons visit the shrine with equal devotion. In Muktinath Temple besides offering your prayers you also can savor the magnificence of Himalayan peaks including Dhaulagiri, and Nilgiri sprawling right before your eyes. The cultural aspects are surely other delightful highlights at the site.

DAY 05: Ride from Muktinath to Tatopani 43 km Approx 2 hrs ride
Along the retracing road, we ride back to Tatopani. The ride goes downhill towards Tatopani. En-route we halt to savor the view of Rupche Fall, which comes after Ghasa, which is a msjor stopover point of the region. Admire the beauty of the fall and resume the ride along the mishmash highland road all the way to Tatopani. The name of the village refers to hot natural springs, so you can let go all the riding exhaustion bathing in the natural hot springs at Tatopani.

DAY 06: Ride from Tatopani to Pokhara
On the retracing trail we arrive to Pokhara via Beni riding along Baglung Pokhara Highway.

DAY 07: Explore Pokhara
Today, we will ride to the major highlights of Pokhara. We begin the motorbike sightseeing tour, with the ride to Mahendra Cave and on the way sight Seti River Gorge. Then we ride to the hilltop Sarangkot, which caters exceedingly beautiful and widespread views of the Himalayas. Sarangkot is also the hub of aerial adventure and hence if you have desires to give a try to Paragliding go ahead at Sarangkot. Riding down the road that penetrates lush vegetation we arrive back to Lakeside. Enjoy the delicious lunch and then resume the exploration of Pokhara. Ride to Davis Fall explore around and then ride back to Lakeside for the overnight stay.

DAY 08: Ride from Pokhara to Kathmandu 200km Approx 6 hrs ride
The final day of “Into the Mountains” takes numerous twists and turns on the Prithivi Highway that stretches right above rushing Himalayan Rivers most of the times all the way to Nepalese capital, Kathmandu. Rural culture, river landscapes blended with forested land are the major highlights of last day ride.

INCLUDES:
Royal Enfield bike
Petrol, Basic tools & spares
Hotel accommodation
Breakfast and dinner during tour
All activities in Chitwan National Park (including meal, canoe ride, guided jungle walk, elephantback safari, Tharu cultural dance)

EXCLUDES:
Expenses of personal nature like drinks, mineral water, phone calls etc.

GROUP SIZE: Minimum 1 to Maximum 10 riders.

TOUR COST: Enquire Us!

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